The Way Way Back is coming soon

Here at, we’re looking forward to catching this new moviefilm, which tells of how, over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks largely to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park’s managers. By all accounts, it’s a poignant coming-of-age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (the magnificent Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (the similarly magnificent Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin).

Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world.

The movie hits screens on August 1st. We’ll be reviewing it as soon as it drops, so keep an eye out for our thoughts.